Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong). The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) a centerpiece of your Luang Prabang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luang Prabang trip planner .
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  • This Wat is regarded as the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang and for good reason. Perched just above the mighty Mekong almost at the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan river this Wat is a...  more »
  • If you are in Luang Prabang you should visit this temple. This temple gave me the most impression about the historical Laos temple style. The art of wood sculpture is so great. Should go to the temple...  more »
  • This temple was 3 minutes from our hotel, and we went past it many times during our stay. imposing at night. but inviting throughout the day. try to go early morning, especially, when crowds are fewer...  more »
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  • Very nice Buddhist temple complex, two big building and couple small. Entrance fee is 20 000,- Kip. There is 4 different entrance from each side. Good place for taking photos. Amazing decoration on the wall, lots story from Buddhist religion.
  • One of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang. Especially beautiful around sunset when the setting sun reflects on the glass murals
  • The golden temple full of culture and artistic details. You have to buy the ticket for 20k kip for admission fee. It’s quite nice to visit.
  • 20,000 Kip entrance fee. Beautiful with rich history - many historical relics to view. Very calming place to be.
  • One of the oldest Buddhist temple (built around 1500) with an entrance fee of 20,000Kip. There are many entrances e.g from Mekong river side or the adjoining roads. You can go into the Wat and admire the cravings made; read up on the history as well before you go in. Attire respect needs to be adhered before going into any Wat in S.E.A meaning no sleeveless tops and shorts. Shoes need to be taken off before you enter to see the shrines. Happy Travels

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